‘LondonMetric’ locked down: Elbit’s drone factory landlords targeted by Palestine Action

Nov 27, 2023

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The Birmingham offices of property company ‘London Metric’ have been shut down this morning by Palestine Action, with a lock-on action to disrupt another link in Israel’s weapons supply chain. The offices’ windows have been smashed, and the building covered in blood-red paint, as activists have prevented access to the premises at 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham. The site has been shut down specifically in opposition to LondonMetric’s partnership with Israel’s largest weapons company: Elbit Systems. 

LondonMetric own the land and building at Unit F, Meridian Business Park, Meridian E, Leicester LE19 1WZ, from which Elbit operates their UAV Tactical Systems (U-TacS) drone factory. U-TacS exports millions of pounds’ worth of drone technologies annually to Israel, including parts for armed Hermes drones. These drones have well-documented links to war crimes, and are certain to be playing a major role in the ongoing genocide in Gaza, which so far has cost the lives of over 20,000 Palestinians. By leasing the Leicester U-TacS factory to Elbit, LondonMetric are in part responsible for the deadly products manufactured there, and the Palestinian lives lost as a result.

LondonMetric’s Birmingham offices have previously been met with protests by the group Youth Front For Palestine, and action by Palestine Action will continue until the company end their association with Elbit. This strategy of expansive direct action, targeting companies which facilitate Elbit’s British operations, has seen Elbit’s property managers, recruiters, logistics providers and others met with resistance, calling for the cessation of their partnerships with Israel’s arms trade, as Palestine Action seeks to make the environment inhospitable for companies complicit in war crimes.


If you would like any further information on Palestine action, please contact info@palestineaction.org

Palestine Action is a direct-action network of groups and individuals formed with the mandate of taking action against the sites of Elbit Systems and other companies complicit in Israeli apartheid, calling for all such sites to be shut down.